Arcadia Ales

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CELEBRATE SUMMER WITH GREAT LOCAL MUSIC, TASTY FOOD AND FROTHY BREWS AT THE ONE AND ONLY RIVERFRONT BEER GARDEN IN BEAUTIFUL DOWNTOWN KALAMAZOO!

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$10 per person/event
Children and young adults 20 years of age and younger gain free admittance to all events!

**NEW**: Each festival goer will receive 1 free beverage (be it beer, cider, sangria, or Faygo!) with the purchase of their ticket.

**NEW**: Use an alternate mode of transportation (like Kalamazoo Brew BusUberLyft, kayak or bicycle) to get to the Summer Music Series Festival and receive 1 free beverage (be it beer, cider, sangria, or Faygo) plus a free brewery tour (which includes a 5oz sample, logoed pint glass and $1 off a Pint coupon!) Just show proof of transportation (Uber or Lyft receipt, Brew Bus stamp, oar or helmet) to receive the added bonus!

Please Note: If you pre-order, please bring a physical printout copy of your purchase to gain entry the day of the event. Tickets are non-refundable, rain or shine.


JUNE 24th MUSIC LINEUP:

3:00-5:00pm/WIDR
WMU’s student-run radio station 89.1 DJ Bo Paul spinnin’ records
5:15-6:15pm/Retro Pop Shuffle
Jazz, Pop, Crossover from Kalamazoo
6:30-7:00pm/Brian Koenigsknecht
Singer-songwriter from Kalamazoo with a uniquely sultry voice and Guild guitar
7:00-8:00pm/Mechele Peters & ‘Til The Cowboys Come Home
Original songs rooted in old school country and Americana
8:15-9:15pm/FlyLiteGemini wsg Nathan Moore
Rock, folk, blues band from Kalamazoo
9:30-10:30pm/DC & Yolonda Lavender
DC is hip-hop and soul
Yolonda is a vocalist with a sound based in soul with hip-hop, jazz, blues and gospel
10:45pm-12:15am/Crime Funk
Big Funk Band coming from Detroit, originally from Kalamazoo
MC: Alison Cole

HUGE thanks to John Sinkevics and Derek Ketchum of Local Spins for the amazing write-up and photos from our June 24th event! Stay up to date with the latest and greatest in West Michigan’s music scene and follow Local Spins:
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Special thanks to local videographer Courtlan Gordon for creating this amazing video, capturing all the fun and festivities of the June 24th event!


JULY 22nd MUSIC LINEUP:

5:00-7:00pm/Green Light Music
Spinnin’ records
7:00-8:00pm/Kalamazoo String Collective
Breaking classical stereotypes and bringing the classics to the masses
8:30-9:30pm/Blarney Castle
Dynamic, energetic, progressive Celtic band
9:45-11:45pm/Red Sea Pedestrians
Psychedelic World-Roots band from Kalamazoo

Aerial Photography by Bones & Drones Follow Local Spins on Instagram 

Photo Credit: Derek Ketchum of Local SpinsStay up to date with the latest and greatest in West Michigan’s music scene and follow Local Spins:
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August 12th Music Lineup:

4:00-6:00pm/Satellite Records
Spinnin’ records
6:00-7:30pm/Allie Garland
Young singer-songwriter that plays multiple instruments from rock to jazz to pop
7:45-8:45pm/The War and Treaty
Maryland-based husband-wife duo, Michael Trotter singer-songwriter, and vocalist Tanya Blount Trotter bring a mix of classical, soul, folk, Americana & love filled revival convicting lyrics
9:00-10:15pm/Last Gasp Collective
Last Gasp is an indie music collective, originating in South West Michigan
10:30pm-12:00am/The Crane Wives
The Crane Wives are a home grown indie-folk-rock band from Grand Rapids, Michigan


September 16 Music Lineup:
4:00-6:00/Green Light Music
Spinnin’ records
6:00-7:15pm/The Copacetiks
Soul-Indie-Jazz group
7:30-8:30pm/Dacia Bridges wsg Carolyn Koebel
Dacia is a powerhouse singer-songwriter,  performer with an unconventional twist of rock, pop, and soul
Carolyn Koebel is an accomplished Rhythm Master of world sounds with an amazing force of style
8:45-10:15pm/Slim Gypsy Baggage
Rock, Bluesy, Roots 4 piece band from St.Joseph, Michigan
10:30-12:00/The Go Rounds
High energy twang-rock and jelly roll

The Food Lineup

June 24th: Clam Bake
July 22nd: 
Twisted Q Exotic BBQ brought to you by our Twisted Tail Catering
August 12th: 
Whole Hog Roast
September 16th: 
Food Specials by Celebrity Guest Chefs


Booth Vendors & Partners

   

Special thanks to Consumers Energy, Norman Enterprises LLC, Dragon Brothers ProductionsLocal SpinsGreen Light MusicSatellite RecordsWIDR FM, The Music HopKalamazoo Sportswear & Regalia, TheQuirkyBohemian, PSOMA Design, Personals by PatrickThe Kalamazoo Brew Bus, Bones & Drones, Jennifer Hudson-Prenkert, and all the great musicians, staff and crew who make these festivals possible!


Other Info

Parking: We know parking at Arcadia can be a little problematic sometimes, so we’ve come up with some great solutions for you! Overflow parking will be available at Star World Amusement at 412 Harrison Street and in the grass lot across from Arcadia Brewing Co., across E Michigan Ave.

Need a ride from downtown? We are partnering with Kalamazoo Brew Bus to shuttle patrons from downtown Kalamazoo; simply call or text 269-760-8162 to arrange a pickup. Hop on or off The Brew Bus from a variety of stops for only $10 or ride straight to Arcadia from an existing stop for only $3. When you arrive, show your Brew Bus stamp and receive 1 free beverage (be it beer, cider, sangria, or Faygo) plus a free brewery tour (which includes a 5oz sample, logoed pint glass and $1 off a Pint coupon!)

Don’t want to drive? Utilize alternate modes of transportation (like UberLyft, kayak or bicycle) to get to the Summer Music Series Festival and receive the same package!

Dogs: Well behaved dogs on leashes are allowed in the beer garden ANYTIME! During the Summer Music Series, we are asking that all dogs move to a special “Doggie Section” along the riverfront after 5pm once the bands begin. We hope this will allow pet owners to enjoy the full length of our Summer Series shows in a safe and acceptable atmosphere for all! Please note: Dogs are not allowed on the patios when food is present and must remain on a leash at all times.

The Rules:
– Alcohol consumed on premise must be purchased on premise
– After 5pm: All dogs must be off patios and moved to firepit/riverfront section
– After 9pm: No one under 21
– After 11pm: $5 entry (no free beer ticket)/ $5 re-entry
***All rules are at the discretion of Arcadia Brewing Co. and the security guards on duty***

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